International Break Update: A spectacular number of The Brazilians called up to represent their national teams

Mamelodi Sundowns bring home the December and January 2023 Coach and player of the month prize.

Masandawana’s Head Coach Rulani Mokwena and his goalkeeper Ronwen Williams were awarded by The Premier Soccer League when they announced Player and Coach of the Month winners for the month of December and January. The Brazilians were phenomenal in their eight DStv Premiership encounters during the two months and won all their eight games to collect 24 points.

Williams has been a revelation for the Chloorkop based side since his arrival at the club in July 2022, the shotsopper had a fantastic run leading Bafana Ba Style to eight out of eight victories. Williams showed up with incredible performances and match-winning saves, conceding a goal each in matches against Chippa United and TS Galaxy while keeping clean sheets against Sekhukhune United, Kaizer Chiefs, SuperSport United, Richards Bay, Swallows and Orlando Pirates. 

A spectacular number of The Brazilians have been called up to represent their national teams in the upcoming African Cup of Nations Cup qualifiers during the March international break. Bafana Bafana had 10 Sundowns players in their 35-man preliminary squad to face the Lone Stars in the back-to-back Afcon matches. 

Downs wingback Khuliso Mudau and midfielder Sphelele Mkhulise are the only two players who did not to make the final cut as the Bafana Coach Hugo Broos made his final selection. After the trimming down of the squad to 23-man, Thapelo Morena, Aubrey Modiba, Grant Kekana, Mothobi Mvala, Teboho Mokoena, Themba Zwane, Cassius Mailula and Williams made the final cut.

Masandawana will be in action to help South Africa book their ticket to Ivory Coast in Group K with the first match taking place on Friday, 24 March at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, and again four days later on Wednesday, 28 March in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. 

On the other hand, Namibian international striker Peter Shalulile will be on duty to help his home team win their two qualifying matches in Group C against Cameroon on March, 24 in Yaounde and Johannesburg on March 28. 

Kenyan defender Brian Onyango is amongst the 30-man squad for Harambee Stars who will play a friendly match against Iran away in Tehran on March 28. Kenya will be in action for the first time in an international match after over a year of serving a Fifa ban.

1 Response

    When Mr Motsepe took over he said “i want to see Sundowns players dominating in the national team,dominate PSL and CAF,and also want to see Downs players playing abroad.Now the technical team managed to achieve two out of four but,you are on the right track keep up with the good work.Pitso once said he wants to see Chloorokop empty during the FIFA break,if it wasn’t for SA politics and players were only selected on merit we could be having more than ten players in Bafana,i mean Mudau vs Moobie,no contest there,some players didn’t deserve to be in squad,the likes of Sibisi,Maela and Mothwa.